VIA to rely on self-developed FSB technology when agreement with Intel expires

Posted on Friday, Nov 18 2005 @ 03:15 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
VIA will implement a self-developed FSB technology in all of its embedded processor offerings in 2006 when a cross license agreement with Intel expires, DigiTimes reports.
The Chinese-language Economic Daily News today indicated that Intel has decided not to extend its patent license to VIA after a March 31, 2006 deadline when the Taiwan maker is required to stop producing certain series of embedded processors that are compatible with Intel’s CPU bus or pin. VIA is still looking to resume the cross patent agreement with Intel because not renewing the license may negatively affect VIA’s performance next year, the paper noted.
VIA says the C7-series embedded processors with the new V4-bus FSB technology have entered volume production in June 2005.


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